While walking through their local area, these two teenage boys noticed a crowd of people huddled around a car. As they got closer they tried to make out what the crowd was looking at, but it was the strangest site.
A creature was just frozen, unable to move. The boys knew they had to act quickly if this animal was to survive but they had no idea how to help the poor critter.
Somehow, the poor little creature had become covered in foam insulation, the kind used to patch up holes in the home. It’s likely that he accidentally ran through the material while it was wet — and once it dried all over him, the poor little guy could barely move.
They might love animals, but Jaydon Pettitpas and Aidan Hart had no idea what kind of creature they were dealing with here. It could be a small dog. It could be a cat. Or it might have been a skunk or rabies-infested raccoon.
The animal was in a very dangerous condition! It was even taking a car to hide under it to be protected.
That’s when Aidan and Jaydon took a closer look to know what the creature was, but it was very hard to know! However, they were able to know that it wasn’t a dangerous creature, so, they decided to help it!
They tried using food to lure it, but it did not work! So, they then pulled it out from underneath the vehicle! Jaydon and Aidan then put the animal in a box and called the family of Aidan to know what to do next.
The kids were advised to take the creature to a veterinary clinic, and they did that directly and went to St. George Veterinary Clinic.
The vet, Dr. Eagan said that they saved the animal just in time as it might have passed away without that! She then started removing the foam using alcohol after sedating the creature!
“It took about an hour. There were some patches of fur gone and some abrasions on his skin, but in the end, he didn’t look too bad!” Dr. Eagan said.
It was a squirrel! Despite losing some of the fur, the squirrel was very happy when he woke up to see himself safe!
“He was pretty excited to get out of the clinic and up to a tree. If it hadn’t been for those teenage boys, he would not have lived.” Dr. Eagan added.
Thanks to the brave kids who were able to save the squirrel’s life!